Posts from ‘July, 2010’

Empathy – unable to open accounts dialogue

I have been unable to open the Empathy dialogue for Edit Accounts, either by clicking on the link or using F4. The solution below works on one of my machines: Bug 591101 – Unable to open “Accounts” dialog through Empathy I’m unable to open the “Accounts” dialog through Empathy itself. It works through System -> […]

Using yum to update local package

I found that I can update using a previously downloaded package using the command ‘yum localupdate myupackage.rpm’ Managing Software with yum 9. Manually Installing Software Use repositories and the standard yum commands to locate and install new software, unless the software package is not available from any repository. In these cases, use the localinstall function […]

Bibliography tool for students and teachers

I’ve installed a bibliographic tool that allows you to create your own account and enter bibliographic information. One of the very nice things about this tool is that it formats your entry in the style of your choice (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) This is nice because it’s a pain to remember how to format an […]

Who says the US has no culture?

We have plenty of culture, as this story by the BBC demonstrates. This story could serve as the basis of a discussion about culture, with a stretch of the imagination. What would Taiwanese, for example, make of this odd American custom? BBC News – Californians bare bottoms for passing trains The southern Californian city of […]